Saints running back Alvin Kamara was arrested in February 2022 and accused of beating a man at a Las Vegas nightclub. On Wednesday, a grand jury in Nevada indicted Kamara and three other men — including a fellow NFL player — in the case.
Kamara, Bengals cornerback Chris Lammons and two other men were indicted by a Clark County grand jury on charges of conspiracy to commit battery and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Kamara’s legal team is claiming that Kamara acted in self-defense.
“He intends to vigorously fight the allegations at trial as he was defending himself and others at the time of the incident,” defense attorneys David Chesnoff, Richard Schonfeld and Drew Findling wrote in an e-mailed statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Kamara is scheduled to appear in court on March 2.
Neither Kamara nor Lammons faced discipline from the NFL during the 2022 season. The two men both played last year. Lammons was claimed on waivers by Bengals from the Chiefs before the 2023 AFC championship game.
What are the charges against Alvin Kamara?
Kamara faces charges of conspiracy to commit battery and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, stemming from an incident at a Las Vegas nightclub in 2022.
Las Vegas television station KLAS reported that Darnell Greene was waiting outside an elevator at Drai’s Nightclub with several people, including the four men who were indicted, on Feb. 5, 2022, the day before Kamara played in the Pro Bowl in Vegas. Kamara allegedly put his hand on Greene’s chest to keep him from riding the elevator. When Greene tried to remove Kamara’s arm, Kamara shoved him and Lammons punched him, knocking him against a wall, police said.
KLAS also reported that Greene filed a civil lawsuit against Kamara in Louisiana last October. Greene alleged that Kamara chased Greene down the hall and struck him repeatedly until he fell to the ground. He claimed Kamara later bragged to a member of the group about it. Greene also claimed in the suit that he did not hit, punch or push Kamara or any of the others. TMZ Sports posted what it says is surveillance video of the incident.
Greene is seeking $10 million in damages, according to CBS Sports.